Dr Geoffrey Findlay
Dr Geoffrey Findlay is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who practices the full scope of the speciality with special interests in trauma and reconstructive surgery, orthognathic surgery, osseointegrated implants, 3D computer-assisted surgical planning and its application for specific cases.
He undertook his undergraduate and postgraduate training throughout Queensland and holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc Hons I), and Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Oral and Maxillofacial (FRACDS – OMS).
Dr Findlay is a consultant at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital and is involved in the training and examination of registrars in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a past Chair of the RACDS Board of Study (OMS) and Queensland Regional Surgical Committee Director of Training.
Dr Findlay consults from the Welsey Medical Centre in Auchenflower, our Chermside and Upper Mount Gravatt rooms, and also visits the Bundaberg QOMS Rooms.
Dr Nigel Johnson
Dr Nigel Johnson is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who practises the full scope of the speciality including but not limited to: Dentoalveolar Surgery (wisdom teeth), Osseointegrated Dental Implants, Orthognathic Surgery / Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Maxillofacial Trauma Reconstruction, Temporomandibular Joint Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
Dr Johnson holds the following University of Queensland qualifications: Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc Hons), Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Masters of Philosophy (MPhil Surgery). Dr Johnson undertook his speciality surgical training in Queensland and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, FRACDS (OMS).
Dr Johnson possesses a strong research interest in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has authored numerous papers in International journals on: Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Temporomandibular Joint Replacement prostheses; and presented at International, National and State conferences.
Dr Johnson is also appointed at the Princess Alexandra Hospital as a Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is involved in the training of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Registrars, junior doctors, medical and dental students. Dr Johnson is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland Medical School and is the Senior Lecturer in Oral Surgery with the University of Queensland Dental School.
Outside of work, Nigel enjoys spending time with his wife, sons, family and friends.
Dr Johnson consults from the Wesley Medical Centre, our Chermside and Upper Mt Gravatt rooms, and also visits Mackay and Bundaberg.
Dr Jen-Ti (Rachel) Hsieh
Dr Jen-Ti (Rachel) Hsieh is an oral & maxillofacial surgeon with dual qualifications in Medicine and Dentistry. She completed her medical degree at the University of New South Wales with honors and her dental degree at Griffith University. She then undertook her specialist surgical training at various hospitals across Queensland and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, FRACDS (OMS).
Dr Hsieh is a consultant oral & maxillofacial surgeon at Logan Hospital and Woolloongabba Oral Health Centre. She is passionate about teaching and sharing her knowledge with undergraduate students, OMS registrars in training, as well as general medical and dental colleagues.
Dr Hsieh practices the full scope of oral & maxillofacial surgery with special interest in oral pathology, corrective jaw surgery for dentofacial deformities or obstructive sleep apnoea, and dentoalveolar surgeries in patients with inherited or acquired bleeding tendencies. Having dual qualifications means Dr Hsieh is the key connection between her medical and dental colleagues. It allows safe and comprehensive treatment for patients with complex medical and dental needs.
Dr Hsieh divides her time between public and private practice. Outside of work, Rachel is a busy mum looking after her young family with two beautiful twin girls. Originally from Taiwan, Dr Hsieh speaks fluent Mandarin and enjoys cooking Asian flavoured cuisine.
Dr Scott Borgna
Dr Scott Borgna is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon who practices the full scope of the specialty with a special interest in Head & Neck Oncology, Head and Neck Cutaneous Malignancy, and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery.
After completing undergraduate degrees of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy at the University of Queensland, Dr Borgna was accepted onto the Queensland Oral and Maxillofacial training program. This afforded him the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge in the management of: Dental Implant and Dentoalveolar (Wisdom Tooth) Surgery, Maxillofacial Trauma Surgery, Orthognathic (Jaw) & Facial deformity Surgery, Salivary Gland Surgery and Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Pathology.
In 2013, Dr Borgna undertook a clinical fellowship in Head & Neck Cancer and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, at the Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
In 2015, Dr Borgna was awarded the speciality fellowship in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, in both the United Kingdom – FRCS(OMFS) and Australia – FRACDS(OMS).
Dr Borgna is the current Chair of the Board of Studies in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (RACDS), which is responsible for the training of OMS specialists in Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Borgna is a staff specialist at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and consults privately in the QOMS rooms at the Wesley Medical Centre, Chermside and our Mackay branch practice.
Dr John Arvier is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with 34 years experience. He practices from the Wesley Medical Centre and branches in Carindale and Sunnybank. Dr Arvier is a Visiting Medical Officer at Queensland Children’s Hospital, and is involved in training the next generation of surgeons in the Queensland region of the training program.
Dr Arvier completed his dental undergraduate training at the University of Queensland, with subsequent post-graduate surgical training at King’s College Hospital Medical School in London, and the Royal Adelaide Hospital & Adelaide University in South Australia. He has a special interest in maxillofacial trauma and is associated with several of the professional football codes in Brisbane. He is also a specialist member of the Medical Assessment Tribunal of Worksafe (Worker’s Compensation) Queensland.
Dr Arvier is a past president and federal councillor of the Queensland Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS), and a former chairman of the Overseas Aid Committee of ANZAOMS. He has made 36 volunteer visits to Bangladesh, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea, and has helped establish formal training programs in these regions. He was the inaugural examiner in all 3 regions, and has also made three volunteer visits to Africa; firstly to Congo with AusHEAL, and then Ethiopia and Somaliland with Australian Doctors for Africa (ADFA). Dr Arvier is also a long term member of Rotary, and has treated many patients brought to The Wesley Hospital for pro bono surgical procedures not available in their home countries.
Dr Arvier has achieved a BDSc (Qld), MSc (Oral Surgery) (London), and MDS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) (Adelaide), and is a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International (FADI), and the International College of Dentists (FICD). He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2006.